Nov 19, 2018
If you want to know DC as more than the nation's capitol, listen to this conversation with Ed Lazere. As executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, he has mastered the formula for influencing the City's legislative and budget making process. He and his team of nine use research and data analysis to shape an advocacy agenda around the issues that are most crucial to low-income DC residents: affordable housing, quality schools, economic development, jobs, training and health care. On this episode, Ed breaks down Initiative 77, a DC ballot measure about tipped wage earners that took an unexpected turn. DCFPI is a force to be reckoned with and we are fortunate to have Ed's insights here.